Day Calendar List

May 2022

Tuesday, May. 17th

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dungeons And Dragons

Location: Archive Room

Play D&D with us online via Zoom or in person! Our Dungeon Master, Molly, will be joining us on Zoom, so you can do the same or come to the library and play in person. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made characters. We'll send an email with details about everything you'll need to participate after you register. Registration required. 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Des Moines Area Cycle Club Ncis ( New Cyclists' Info Social)

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

This is a group of new cyclists that are learning about riding and bike maintenance through the Des Moines Cycle Club.

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Village At Johnston Station HOA

Location: Archive Room

Wednesday, May. 18th

9:30am - 2:30pm

Hanger Administrative Training

Location: Archive Room

Administrative training for Administrative employees of Hanger Clinic

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Tandav School Of Dance

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Thursday, May. 19th

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Where the Forest Meets the Stars" by Glendy Vanderah. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, May. 21st

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, May. 22nd

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Executive Manor Condominiums Hoa

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Monday, May. 23rd

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Aea Work Meeting

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Developing an AEA curriculum and meeting to flesh out ideas, need space of notes and writing down ideas-- very visual practice of preparing for it.

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northglenn Homeowners Association

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Bent Tree Meadows Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, May. 24th

10:00am - 3:00pm

Iowa Attorney General Office Fvpsa Arp Tvmh

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

10:30am - 11:30am

Press Play!

Location: Story Time Room

Come and play with your child. We will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Des Moines Area Cycle Club Ncis ( New Cyclists' Info Social) - Invoice

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

This is a group of new cyclists that are learning about riding and bike maintenance through the Des Moines Cycle Club.

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Ashton Pointe Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Board Meeting

Wednesday, May. 25th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, May. 26th

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Northwoods HOA

Location: Archive Room

Association Meeting

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, May. 30th

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of Memorial Day

Location: Johnston Public Library

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, May. 31st

9:30am - 2:30pm

University Of Iowa Center For Disabilities And Development

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Meeting begins at 9:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. This month's book is "I Will Send Rain" by Rae Meadows. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

June 2022

Wednesday, Jun. 1st

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Jun. 2nd

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Girl Scout Troop 846 Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Jun. 3rd

9:00am - 5:00pm

Casa Volunteer Training

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Training CASA Volunteers to advocate in juvenile court for children who experienced abuse or neglect.

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

9:00am - 3:00pm

Workforce Advisory Meeting

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Saturday, Jun. 4th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Women's Meetup

Location: Archive Room

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Legobot Mechanics Club

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

A fun, laid-back robotics class for kids 11-13 years old. This club is for kids at any level of knowledge in robotics, and we encourage anyone interested to try it out. Instructors are coaches and students from the Johnston robotics team and will teach participants how to build a Lego robot and program it. There will be some chill mini-competitions for fun. Kids should to try to come to every lesson as we will build upon our knowledge, but drop-ins are welcome as well. Snacks and necessary materials will be provided. We will be meeting once a month on Saturdays from January to July from 3pm to 4:30pm. Registration appreciated.

Tag(s): Teens

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Jun. 5th

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Card Crafting ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Jun. 6th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Donut Stop The Reading Ice Cream-Palooza Teen Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Celebrate the start of summer reading! Make your own delicious ice cream sundae, take the Nailed It: Donut Edition Challenge, taste test some crazy ice cream flavors, play Beat Saber on our VR system, get signed up for the Summer Reading Club and MORE! Stop in anytime between 4:30 to 6:00pm. For kids entering 6th grade and up. Register beginning May 28.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Jun. 7th

10:30am - 11:30am

Wacky Water Play!

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Beat the heat at the library with some fun water play! Join us for fun water play stations on the JPL Outdoor Patio! Great for all ages! Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons 101Register

Location: Archive Room

Have you always wanted to play D&D but didn't know where to start? Meet with D&D experts to learn the basics of the game or to get help creating your character. Stop in the Teen Space anytime between 2:00 - 5:00pm. (FYI, creating a character can take up to an hour.) Then, be sure to join us every Monday starting June 13 at 4:00 to play D&D. 6th grade and up. Register beginning May 28.

Tag(s): Teens

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Quarterly Meeting Of The Des Moines Area P.E.O. Reciprocity Committee

Location: Archive Room

Quarterly meeting of our committee. Our committee purpose is to connect P.E.O. unaffiliated members who have moved into the Des Moines Metro area to chapters located in the Metro. We have over 30 Chapter in the Des Moines Metro

All Day

Primary Election

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Wednesday, Jun. 8th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:00am - 10:30am

Nature Play

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),Story Time Room

Join us for a story and nature play each week. Nature play includes actively playing outside or learning about the outdoors. Activities will include rock hunting, cloud watching, wildlife education, and so much more! Prepare your child for messy play! Nature play will occur outdoors when weather permits. Recommended for grades K-5, but all ages welcome. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jun. 9th

11:00am - 11:30am

Play, Baby, Play

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for a special day full of play for the babies in your life. Babies, ages 6 months-2 years, can explore various materials to stimulate their senses and sense of wonder! Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Crafternoon

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join us for a fun and easy craft program with a different project every week! We'll supply the materials and you supply the creativity! This program is for kids going into grades k-5. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Sensory Station

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join us for an under the sea, sensory adventure! We will have ocean themed sensory bins, games, an ocean scavenger hunt, crafts, and more. Fun for the whole family! Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. This month's book is "I Am the Messenger" by Markus Zusak. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Jun. 10th

10:30am - 11:30am

Instrument Petting Zoo

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

The Des Moines Symphony Academy is teaming up with the Johnston Public Library to offer a hands-on experience to introduce young children to stringed instruments. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, Jun. 11th

9:00am - 12:00pm

Heartland Stampers

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

10:30am - 11:30am

Globally Good: International Cooking Class Series

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join your neighbors at Johnston Public Library's Globally Good: International Cooking Series to experience cultures and foods beyond your front door. This month, Sonal Mistry, a CultureAll Ambassador will teach us about the rich culture and traditions of her native India. Sonal will demonstrate how to make a traditional Indian dish and samples will be provided. Registration is required for this free event.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

All Day

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Jun. 12th

All Day

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Jun. 13th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Adam Ridge Rowhomes

Location: Archive Room

homeowner meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Jun. 14th

10:30am - 11:30am

Ice Cream Story Time

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join us for a story and a sweet treat. We will provide all of the supplies needed to create your very own bag of homemade ice cream! All ages welcome! *While supplies last* Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Meadow Park Hoa

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Teen Tuesday: Glue Gun Art Challenge

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

The challenge: use a glue gun and the mystery art supplies provided to create an unforgettable work of art. But beware! There will be some unexpected twists throughout the competition. We'll vote on our favorite creation and the winner will receive the highly coveted JPL Glue Gun Master Trophy and a $30 gift card to Hobby Lobby. For kids entering 6th grade and up. Registration required. Register beginning June 6.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Jun. 15th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:00am - 10:30am

Nature Play

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for a story and nature play each week. Nature play includes actively playing outside or learning about the outdoors. Activities will include rock hunting, cloud watching, wildlife education, and so much more! Prepare your child for messy play! Nature play will occur outdoors when weather permits. Recommended for grades K-5, but all ages welcome. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jun. 16th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Liar's Dictionary" by Eley Williams. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Crafternoon

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join us for a fun and easy craft program with a different project every week! We'll supply the materials and you supply the creativity! This program is for kids going into grades k-5. required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

All Day

Story Stroll: Dog's Colorful Day

Location: Johnston Public Library

Join us for a self-guided Story Stroll! Families will enjoy strolling along sidewalks near the library while reading a picture book which is displayed on posts along the sidewalk. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Jun. 17th

10:30am - 11:30am

Amazing Reptiles

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Amazing Reptiles! Join Polk County Conservation to discuss the fears and myths about these scaly critters people love to hate. Find out how reptiles smell, see, and move. A live animal will be used if available. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, Jun. 18th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:30am - 12:00pm

Shiip Welcome To Medicare SeminarRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join a SHIIP Senior Medicare Patrol Counselor from the State of Iowa to learn how to effectively navigate Medicare, including Medicare A, B, C, and D, supplemental insurance, and everything you need to know to avoid Medicare fraud. Please register for this free event.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Fly Fishing In Iowa

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Did you know you can fly fish for trout in Iowa? Iowa actually has over 100 miles of publicly accessible cold water trout streams in NE Iowa in a region called the Driftless. Trout streams are regularly stocked with rainbow trout during the summer and there are naturally reproducing brown and brook trout. Brook trout are native to Iowa. Join anglers from Trout Unlimited North Bear Chapter and Central Iowa Fly Fishers (CIFF) on Saturday, June 18th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm to try your hand at fly tying and casting a fly rod at the library pond. All you need to bring is your interest in learning about the sport and your enthusiasm. Fly rods and fly tying materials will be provided to use during the class. Please register for this free activity. Trout Unlimited North Bear Chapter and CIFF partners with public, business and government interests to enhance and protect the critical environments needed to restore the state's native trout populations. Working together to benefit the common good of Iowa fisheries and the environment is a cornerstone of TU and CIFF restoration philosophy.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Jun. 19th

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Jun. 20th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Bent Tree Villas Hoa

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Jun. 21st

10:30am - 11:30am

Little Lotus Yoga

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join us for this special outdoor yoga program! Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. Bring a mat or towel. For children ages 4-10 and their parent or guardian. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Teen Tuesday: Will It Waffle?

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Compete against your friends to create the tastiest and most creative culinary treat using the foods provided and a waffle iron. Prizes and bragging rights will be awarded to creators of the most successful waffle creations. 6th grade and up. Registration required. Register beginning June 13.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Jun. 22nd

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:00am - 10:30am

Nature Play

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for a story and nature play each week. Nature play includes actively playing outside or learning about the outdoors. Activities will include rock hunting, cloud watching, wildlife education, and so much more! Prepare your child for messy play! Nature play will occur outdoors when weather permits. Recommended for grades K-5, but all ages welcome. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jun. 23rd

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Crafternoon

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join us for a fun and easy craft program with a different project every week! We'll supply the materials and you supply the creativity! This program is for kids going into grades k-5. required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Arl Therapet Trick Show

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join Suzanne and her amazing dog Jake as they demonstrate Jake's many agility tricks and nose work! Jake is a certified therapy dog through the Animal Rescue League of Iowa's TheraPets program. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Jun. 24th

10:30am - 11:30am

Bunny 101

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Is your family interested in adopting a pet rabbit? Do you have a kiddo who just loves all things bunnies? Join Miss Rose as she shares bunny basics including the challenges of having a pet bunny (or three!) as well as the joys of sharing your home with these furry critters. At the end of this program, participants will have the opportunity to pet a real rabbit. *A Therapy rabbit from the ARL TheraPets program will be present. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, Jun. 25th

10:30am - 11:30am

Really? Media Literacy Training With News Literacy Project

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Today's information landscape is the most complex in human history, and the need for news literacy has never been greater. A 2019 Pew Research Center Study found that only a minority of adults could correctly differentiate between fact and opinion in media sources. Join Jill Hofmockel, News Literacy Project Ambassador, to learn the news literacy skills necessary to be smart, active consumers of news and information and equal and engaged participants in democracy.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

All Day

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Jun. 26th

All Day

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Jun. 27th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northglenn Homeowners Association

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

ASD Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Board meeting for non-profit

Tuesday, Jun. 28th

10:30am - 11:30am

Bubble Party!

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere! A variety of bubble supplies will be provided to create fun and unique bubble art. All ages are welcome! Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

3:45pm - 6:00pm

Teen Tuesday: Hunger Games Egg Drop Challenge

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Compete against your fellow egg drop tributes for supplies to make a structure that will protect a raw egg when dropped from the top of JGMFD fire truck bucket. May the odds be ever on your egg's favor! 6th grade and up. Registration required. Register beginning June 20.

Tag(s): Teens

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Pinewood Glen Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Pinewood Glen Board Meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. This month's book is "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Jun. 29th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:00am - 10:30am

Nature Play

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for a story and nature play each week. Nature play includes actively playing outside or learning about the outdoors. Activities will include rock hunting, cloud watching, wildlife education, and so much more! Prepare your child for messy play! Nature play will occur outdoors when weather permits. Recommended for grades K-5, but all ages welcome. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jun. 30th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Crafternoon

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join us for a fun and easy craft program with a different project every week! We'll supply the materials and you supply the creativity! This program is for kids going into grades k-5. required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

All Day

Story Stroll: From Head To Toe

Location: Johnston Public Library

Join us for a self-guided Story Stroll! Families will enjoy strolling along sidewalks near the library while reading a picture book which is displayed on posts along the sidewalk. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

July 2022

Saturday, Jul. 2nd

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Jul. 3rd

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Card Crafting Club

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Jul. 4th

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of Independence Day

Location: Johnston Public Library

Tuesday, Jul. 5th

10:30am - 11:30am

Magnet Play!

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Explore the power of magnets through hands-on play. Magnet activities and a craft will be provided during this open play program. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program

Tag(s): Kids

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Teen Tuesday Movie Night: Encanto Sing-Along Edition

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Watch the movie, sing along with your favorite songs, make a colorful craft, and eat Encanto-inspired snacks. Entering gr. 6 and up. Register beginning June 27.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Jul. 6th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:00am - 10:30am

Nature Play

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for a story and nature play each week. Nature play includes actively playing outside or learning about the outdoors. Activities will include rock hunting, cloud watching, wildlife education, and so much more! Prepare your child for messy play! Nature play will occur outdoors when weather permits. Recommended for grades K-5, but all ages welcome. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jul. 7th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Crafternoon

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join us for a fun and easy craft program with a different project every week! We'll supply the materials and you supply the creativity! This program is for kids going into grades k-5. required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the Summer Reading Program 2022.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Jul. 8th

11:00am - 11:45am

Zoo To You With Blank Park Zoo

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

See different animals up close and learn about what they eat, where they live and other fun facts! Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, Jul. 9th

9:00am - 12:00pm

Heartland Stampers

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

10:30am - 11:30am

Globally Good: International Cooking Class Series

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join your neighbors at Johnston Public Library Globally Good: International Cooking Series to experience cultures and foods beyond your front door. Come to JPL on the second Saturday of June, July, and August at 10:30am to learn how to cook regional specialties from three different cultures; each month will feature the cuisine from a different country. Registration is required for these free classes.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Legobot Mechanics Club

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

A fun, laid-back robotics class for kids 11-13 years old. This club is for kids at any level of knowledge in robotics, and we encourage anyone interested to try it out. Instructors are coaches and students from the Johnston robotics team and will teach participants how to build a Lego robot and program it. There will be some chill mini-competitions for fun. Kids should to try to come to every lesson as we will build upon our knowledge, but drop-ins are welcome as well. Snacks and necessary materials will be provided. We will be meeting once a month on Saturdays from January to July from 3pm to 4:30pm. Registration appreciated.

Tag(s): Teens

All Day

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Jul. 10th

All Day

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Jul. 11th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Jul. 12th

10:30am - 11:30am

Parachute Story Time

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join us for stories and parachute games! Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Teen Tuesday Escape Room: Session 1 6Th Gr. & Up

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Work as a team to decode clues and escape the room before time runs out. This is an unforgettable live action gaming experience you don't want to miss! 6th grade and up. Registration required. Registration begins July 4.

Tag(s): Teens

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Teen Tuesday Escape Room: Session 2 6Th Gr. & Up

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Work as a team to decode clues and escape the room before time runs out. This is an unforgettable live action gaming experience you don't want to miss! 6th grade and up. Registration required. Registration begins July 4.

Tag(s): Teens

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen Tuesday Escape Room: Session 3 6Th Gr. & Up

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Work as a team to decode clues and escape the room before time runs out. This is an unforgettable live action gaming experience you don't want to miss! 6th grade and up. Registration required. Registration begins July 4.

Tag(s): Teens

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Teen Tuesday Escape Room: Session 4 8Th - 12Th Grade

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Work as a team to decode clues and escape the room before time runs out. This is an unforgettable live action gaming experience you don't want to miss! This session is for kids in 8th - 12 grade. Registration required. Registration begins July 4.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Jul. 13th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:00am - 10:30am

Nature Play

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for a story and nature play each week. Nature play includes actively playing outside or learning about the outdoors. Activities will include rock hunting, cloud watching, wildlife education, and so much more! Prepare your child for messy play! Nature play will occur outdoors when weather permits. Recommended for grades K-5, but all ages welcome. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Boxcar Drive-In

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Bring a box big enough for your child to sit innd come on over to our Boxcar Drive-in. All other supplies to turn your box into a car will be provided, along with a snack and a short movie. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jul. 14th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Crafternoon

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join us for a fun and easy craft program with a different project every week! We'll supply the materials and you supply the creativity! This program is for kids going into grades k-5. required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

All Day

Story Stroll: One Dog Canoe

Location: Johnston Public Library

Join us for a self-guided Story Stroll! Families will enjoy strolling along sidewalks near the library while reading a picture book which is displayed on posts along the sidewalk. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. This month's book is "Disappearing Earth" by Julia Phillips. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Jul. 16th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Jul. 17th

All Day

Critter Camp Drop-Off

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop off your favorite stuffed-animal critter for Critter Camp. Your animal will enjoy a fun-filled week at camp. Pick up your stuffed animal on Thursday, July 21 and discover what the critters did while they were away at camp. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Jul. 18th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

Location: Youth Services Area

Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. *Kits will be available while supplies lasts. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Bent Tree Villas Hoa

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Jul. 20th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Jul. 21st

11:00am - 12:00pm

Baby Busy Bags

Location: Youth Services Area

Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Matrix" by Lauren Groff. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

All Day

Critter Camp Pick-Up

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop off your favorite stuffed-animal critter for Critter Camp. Your animal will enjoy a fun-filled week at camp. Pick up your stuffed animal on Thursday, July 21 and discover what the critters did while they were away at camp. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Jul. 22nd

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Laser Tag Lock-In Super Reward Party

Location: Archive Room,East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

*REWARD TICKET AND REGISTRATION REQUIRED* The library is your playground at this special after-hours event. Teens who have earned 500 points in the library reading club are invited to enjoy laser tag, compete in a taste test challenge, earn raffle prizes, play video games, make awesome crafts, try snacks from around the world, and so much MORE! Food, prizes, and fun for everyone! This is a reward party and open only to teens who have earned 500 points in the reading club. Registration is required and space is limited. Registration begins July 15.

Tag(s): Teens

Saturday, Jul. 23rd

10:30am - 11:30am

Hive To Table Cooking Class And Local Beekeeper Visit

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Bring a little honey-sweetened goodness to your morning! Bee part of this class where local beekeeper Steve Rimathe from Madrid, who has 14 hives, will share fun and interesting facts about honeybees. Hel tell about the tools he uses for beekeeping, how he tends to the hives, and how he harvests and jars the honey. Food Editor Lois Carpenter will show how to make your own hot honey and share recipes and samples for Hot Honey Chicken over Waffles and Honey-Cashew Cookie Bars.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

All Day

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Jul. 24th

All Day

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Jul. 25th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

Location: Youth Services Area

Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. *Kits will be available while supplies lasts. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northglenn Homeowners Association

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Jul. 26th

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Pinewood Glen Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Pinewood Glen Board Meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. This month's book is "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Jul. 27th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Jul. 28th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Baby Busy Bags

Location: Youth Services Area

Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

August 2022

Monday, Aug. 1st

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Aug. 3rd

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Aug. 4th

9:00am - 5:00pm

ICAA Strategic Planning Session

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

We will be doing strategic planning both days with the ICAA team and the ICAA Board.

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Aug. 5th

9:00am - 3:00pm

Icaa Strategic Planning Session - Invoice

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

We will be doing strategic planning both days with the ICAA team and the ICAA Board.

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Sunday, Aug. 7th

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Card Crafting Club

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Aug. 8th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Aug. 10th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Aug. 11th

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. This month's book is "The Plot" by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Aug. 13th

9:00am - 12:00pm

Heartland Stampers

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

10:30am - 11:30am

Globally Good: International Cooking Class Series

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join your neighbors at Johnston Public Library Globally Good: International Cooking Series to experience cultures and foods beyond your front door. Come to JPL on the second Saturday of June, July, and August at 10:30am to learn how to cook regional specialties from three different cultures; each month will feature the cuisine from a different country. Registration is required for these free classes.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Aug. 15th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Aug. 17th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Aug. 18th

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "I Am the Messenger" by Markus Zusak. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Aug. 20th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Aug. 22nd

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northglenn Homeowners Association

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Aug. 24th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Aug. 25th

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Aug. 27th

10:30am - 11:30am

Make It: Jpl Craft Workshop For Adults

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Get your craft on with us. Join Lori Elrick and Riddhi Seth to explore a new trending craft project every couple of months. In August, Lori and Riddhi will build upon paper flower skills from the craft workshop in May to help you create a trendy and beautiful anemone paper flower ring wreath. Attendance at the May workshop is not a prerequisite. If you prefer to assemble the project on your own at home, the paper flower wreath kit is pre-packed with instructions for grab-and-go pickups. Please register for this free workshop and indicate if you like to attend in-person or grab-and-go; supplies are limited so there is only one garland kit per registration. Adults, leave the kids at home for this one, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Aug. 29th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Aug. 30th

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Aug. 31st

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

September 2022

Thursday, Sep. 1st

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Sep. 4th

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Card Crafting Club

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Sep. 5th

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of Labor Day

Location: Johnston Public Library

Wednesday, Sep. 7th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Sep. 8th

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Sep. 12th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Sep. 14th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Sep. 15th

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Disappearing Earth" by Julia Phillips. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Sep. 17th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Sep. 19th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Sep. 21st

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Sep. 22nd

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Sep. 26th

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northglenn Homeowners Association

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Sep. 27th

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Sep. 28th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Sep. 29th

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

October 2022

Sunday, Oct. 2nd

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Card Crafting Club

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Oct. 3rd

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Oct. 5th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Oct. 6th

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Oct. 10th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Oct. 12th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Oct. 13th

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Oct. 15th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Oct. 17th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Oct. 19th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Oct. 20th

9:00am - 4:00pm

State Library Of Iowa Training

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. This month's book is "The Plot" by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Oct. 21st

9:00am - 12:00pm

State Library Of Iowa Training

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Monday, Oct. 24th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Oct. 25th

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Oct. 26th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Oct. 27th

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Oct. 31st

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

November 2022

Wednesday, Nov. 2nd

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Nov. 3rd

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Nov. 6th

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Card Crafting Club

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Nov. 7th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Nov. 9th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Nov. 10th

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Nov. 11th

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of Veterans' Day

Location: Johnston Public Library

Monday, Nov. 14th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Nov. 16th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family